Further to our earlier story, Sky and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have officially announced that they teaming up to offer PSP owners in the UK and Ireland the opportunity to watch video on demand and on the move.

The new service, due to launch in early 2008, will be the first official PSP video download service anywhere in Europe.

However it falls short of suggesting whether or not Sky will allow you, using the new software, to connect the handheld console to your Sky+ box and transfer shows and movies to watch on the go.

What is confirmed, is that the new offering will allow millions of PSP owners to turn their device into a personalised library of programmes to enjoy whenever and wherever they choose.

The choice of programmes available will include a diverse mix of Sky content, spanning sports, entertainment, movies, music and animation.

In addition to a selection of content from its own channels, Sky plans to work with third-party channel brands and content owners to create an even more comprehensive service.

Customers will be able to download their choice of programmes direct to their PSP via a wi-fi connection or, alternatively, transfer content that they've downloaded to their PC.

Access to content will be available either on a subscription or pay-per-view basis.

More information on the service will be announced by SCEE at Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany on Wednesday 22nd August, we will keep you informed.